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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ithaka an Ionion Paradise

By Jane Buckley

If you’re looking for a sunshine holiday in a tranquil, unspoilt beauty spot, you might consider Ithaka for your next summer holiday.  One of the smallest of the Ionian Islands, it is separated from Kefalonia by a narrow channel.

In reality, Ithaka is virtually two islands, separated by a narrow ridge. The western side of the island is fairly rugged, but the eastern side is fertile, with numerous small bays and sheltered harbours, which were once the haunt of bloodthirsty pirates (don’t worry they are long gone!).

Ithaka’s main claim to fame is that it is reputedly the birthplace of Odysseus.  Several locations mentioned in Homer’s…

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Golf Resorts in Florida

By Jane Buckley

If you love golf, than Florida may just be the place for your next vacation destination! Why does Florida have so many golf resorts? Well for a start the weather is perfect for golfing! Florida has very mild and pleasant temperatures, typically hovering at around seventy degrees. Just the right kind of heat to be playing golf in!

Another reason that Florida is home to so many golf resorts is that Florida is of course a world renown vacation spot! Many people like to golf as a way to relax, so what better way than to provide them with some dream courses in the sun.

So where are the golf resorts in Florida?

Destin, Florida is home to over six golf courses and…

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Friday, September 16, 2011

A Beginner’s Guide to Train Travel

By Jane Buckley

Everyone uses the train these days because lets face it, train travel is easier and at times cheaper than other travel options, especially with the price of gas to fill your car these days. So, what if you’re like me and haven’t used train travel before? We Hoosiers are somewhat new to the train travel system. It just depends what part of Indiana you are from as to how familiar you are with train travel. So, I decided on my last trip, that I was going to use the train travel system and here is what I’ve learned thus far.
With the way the world is today, train travel may be affordable, but…

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Bansko Summer Vacations

By Jane Buckley

Bansko, situated within the borders of the Pirin National Park, possess incredible natural beauty and is acknowledged as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Ringed in by the Rila, Pirin, and Rhodope mountains, the community is already becoming one of the top ski locations of Europe, with many people from across both the EU and US beginning to congregate in the region to relish the facilities and attraction to be had there all the year long.

Once you come to Bansko, your concept of what a summer vacation needs to be fun will be changed forever.

Do you love fine food? In Bansko you can watch the world amble by as you sit at a cafe sitting on the tree-lined…

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Take a Trip to the World Bird Sanctuary in Valley Park, Missouri

By Jane Buckley

Originally known as the Raptors Rehabilitation and Propagation Project, the World Bird Sanctuary is a feather in Missouri’s cap.  This sanctuary sits on 305 acres of Missouri’s hardwood forest just next to the Lone Elk County Park. Open from 8 am to 5 pm daily,  the sanctuary is closed on Christmas and Thanksgiving.

Free seasonal nature shows are part of the sanctuary’s schedule.  Educational programs are offered as well as indoor and outdoor exhibits.  There are picnic pavilions on the property.  So feel free to bring a picnic lunch with you for those lovely days in the Spring, Summer or Fall.  Missouri’s weather will…

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Friday, September 09, 2011

Tips for Flying to Boston

By Jane Buckley
Boston Logan Airport

When flying to big cities there is always going to be a lot to deal with. However, you can make life easier by making sure your travel plans are well planned and organized, and getting details on flights to Boston, or any place else.

The first thing you need to take into account is the time of year you are travelling. If you are travelling in the winter months, you may want to make sure your connecting flights to Boston are located in the south. After all, you do not want to be stuck in a snowstorm.

The most popular airports with flights to Boston that you should stay away from in the winter are in Chicago, New York and New…

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Thursday, September 08, 2011

A Guide to Deep-Sea Fishing in Florida

By Jane Buckley
Deep Sea Fishing

If you are looking for adventure as part of your holiday in the United States, a South Florida fishing trip could be just what you are looking for.

Fishing trips off the coat of Florida can last for a few hours, a half-day or a whole day. These trips are available from several South Florida cities along the coast such as Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Palm Beach and Miami and they all offer great sports fishing opportunities for really impressive catches of sailfish, shark, kingfish, etc. – far too many species to mention in one article!

The South Florida coast is sometimes referred to as the ‘Gold Coast’ and it certainly…

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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Tips For Affordable Family Vacations to Disney

By Jane Buckley

Every parent dreams of being able to give their kids the Disney vacations that other children have the experience of having. It’s the sort of experiences that makes a childhood memorable and special. However, this tough economy has everyone in a pinch,  keeping us from creating those kinds of memories for our families. It makes us think that those commercials can’t be a reality for us. Well I’m here to tell you they can!

Disney Gang

The first thing I think about when I think of Disney vacations is happy family of four with mouse ears strolling down Main Street U.S.A. and Mickey Mouse walking right along with them. You’ve seen the…

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Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Montenegro An Undiscovered Gem

By Jane Buckley

Lake in Durmitor National Park

If you are looking for somewhere different and unspoiled to go on holiday, Montenegro is a relatively undiscovered gem. Set in the Adriatic Sea, just off the Croatian coast, the island enjoys Mediterranean sunshine throughout the summer and autumn months. Its coastline boasts dozens of beaches, and the scenery is spectacular, with snow-capped mountains, deep gorges and pine forests. 

The Durmitor Mountains are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the stunning Boka Kotorska Bay is Europe’s most southerly fjord; while the Tara River Canyon, with its spectacular gorges and waterfalls,…

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Honeymooning in Glasgow, Scotland

By Guy Verona

Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow, Scotland is a city that is brimming with life and excitement. Not only that, but it is also a city that is full of romance and love. Romantic hotels and other holiday locations are in abundance in Glasgow; from luxury hotels to spa resorts; you will always find your perfect idea of a honeymoon in Glasgow.

If you’re looking for a mix of contemporary and romance then why not try the Glasgow Pond Hotel in Glasgow’s trendy and up beat west end. The Glasgow Hotel is only 2 miles from the…

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